WATCH: Ian Blackford tears into Boris Johnson in ferocious speech

Source:: The National WATCH: Ian Blackford tears into Boris Johnson in ferocious speech BORIS Johnson is an “egotist” who does not have a hope of making the United Kingdom “great again”, Ian Blackford said in a ferocious Commons speech. Read the full article:: The National WATCH: Ian Blackford tears into Boris Johnson in ferocious speech

Poileasaidh, Poilitigs is Iomairteachd: Feum air Atharrachadh?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Poileasaidh, Poilitigs is Iomairteachd: Feum air Atharrachadh? Seo agaibh tar-sgrìobhadh den òraid a thug sinn seachad aig a’ cho-labhairt #AnAthCheum2019 a chaidh a chumail an t-seachdain sa chaidh le UofG Oilthigh Ghlaschu – taing mhòr dhaibh-san airson a’ chòmhraidh chudromaich seo a chur air dòigh agus airson fiathachadh a thoirt dhuinn pàirt a ghabhail ann! Tha, agus bidh, Beurla nas tarraingiche don […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Poileasaidh, Poilitigs is Iomairteachd: Feum air Atharrachadh?

The problem of England and Wales

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The problem of England and Wales As we write this, in between bouts of weeping with exhausted misery, frustration and rage, Her Majesty’s Opposition’s interminable will-they-won’t-they game of attempting – maybe, one day, perhaps – to bring down the government and force a new election leading to a new EU referendum continues. And as the SNP in particular devotes huge amounts […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The problem of England and Wales

Weep for Catalonia, Weep for Liberalism in Europe

Source:: Craig Murray Weep for Catalonia, Weep for Liberalism in Europe The vicious jail sentences handed down today by the fascists (I used the word with care and correctly) of the Spanish Supreme Court to the Catalan political prisoners represent a stark symbol of the nadir of liberalism within the EU. That an attempt to organise a democratic vote for the Catalan people in pursuit of the right of self determination guaranteed in the UN Charter, can lead to such lengthy imprisonment, is a plain abuse of the most basic of… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Weep […]

Nicola Sturgeon responds to sentencing of Catalan leaders

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon responds to sentencing of Catalan leaders NICOLA Sturgeon said she is “appalled” by the decision of Spain’s Supreme Court to convict Catalan politicians and activists following their bid to win independence in 2017. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon responds to sentencing of Catalan leaders

Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!

Source:: Bella Caledonia Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day! ‘Tae popular acclamation!’ Noo there’s a thocht tae quicken the hert. A roarin croud isnae jist for Hampden when we’re takkin oot a guddle o P.E. teachers an pairt-time posties; but the second tae last place ye’d expect yin (coontin the Mitchell Library an New Douglas Park on a Setturday) is shuirly an SNP conference […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!

Russell: Legal action 'cannot be ruled out' if Section 30 order refused

Source:: The National Russell: Legal action ‘cannot be ruled out’ if Section 30 order refused LEGAL action “cannot be ruled out” if the UK Government blocks a Section 30 order, Michael Russell has warned. Read the full article:: The National Russell: Legal action ‘cannot be ruled out’ if Section 30 order refused

Tory government 'stymieing' creation of National Investment Bank

Source:: The National Tory government ‘stymieing’ creation of National Investment Bank DEREK Mackay has accused the UK Government of “stymieing” efforts to create a new Scottish National Investment Bank. Read the full article:: The National Tory government ‘stymieing’ creation of National Investment Bank

The murder of Catalan democracy

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The murder of Catalan democracy There’s been, shall we say, a spot of falling out in certain quarters of the Scottish independence movement of late. Rattles have been tossed from prams. Dummies spat out. Feet have been stamped. I’m naming no names, and pointing no fingers, but let’s keep a sense of perspective here. This is a dispute about the means of achieving independence, it’s not a dispute about the worthiness of the goal itself. It’s a dispute about tactics, not about fundamental principles. We… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The murder […]

The extremism at the heart of the Spanish national project

Source:: Bella Caledonia The extremism at the heart of the Spanish national project The sentences issued by the Constitutional Court in Madrid today were surprising even to close observers of the Spanish justice system. Yet the writing has been on this particular courtroom wall for a long time. The Spanish state has engineered a crisis in Catalonia for its own political capital, and it has rallied right wing […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The extremism at the heart of the Spanish national project

The Queen must have known why parliament was being prorogued

Source:: The National The Queen must have known why parliament was being prorogued DR Philippa Whitford, MP for Central Ayrshire, during her talk with Paul Kavanagh and Callum Baird on the Wee Ginger Dug Podcast of September 20, stated that the Queen had been “misled” by Boris Johnson et al. Others have made similar statements including that the PM lied; he has apologised I think for causing her embarrassment. The Queen is cast as a naïve innocent. Well, that cannot be. Read the full article:: The National The Queen must have known why parliament was being prorogued

WATCH: Joanna Cherry provides perfect summary of Queen's Speech

Source:: The National WATCH: Joanna Cherry provides perfect summary of Queen’s Speech GLITTERING tiaras, scarlet ermine-trimmed robes and trumpet fanfare – it must be the Queen’s Speech. Read the full article:: The National WATCH: Joanna Cherry provides perfect summary of Queen’s Speech

Emma DeSouza: 'Home Office move contradicts Good Friday Agreement'

Source:: The National Emma DeSouza: ‘Home Office move contradicts Good Friday Agreement’ A WOMAN who lost a challenge against a Home Office ruling that she is British by birth has vowed to continue her legal battle. Read the full article:: The National Emma DeSouza: ‘Home Office move contradicts Good Friday Agreement’

The Age of Protest

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Age of Protest Across the world protest is raging, some desperate and violent, some silent and dignified, all driven by fear and hope for a better world. * These disruptions are what philosopher Alain Badiou called the event, and what the Marxist thinker Water Benjamin calls messianic time – the eruption of something unexpected and uncontrolled, challenging the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Age of Protest

Boris Johnson branded 'muckle glaikit numpty' at SNP conference

Source:: The National Boris Johnson branded ‘muckle glaikit numpty’ at SNP conference Boris Johnson was branded a “muckle glaikit numpty” by an SNP activist leading a debate on the Scots language at the party’s conference. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson branded ‘muckle glaikit numpty’ at SNP conference